The 2017-2018 NBA season has been unforgettable, shattering attendance records for the fourth season in a row.
Now, the NBA’s hottest teams are duking it out in the playoffs. While you wait to see which teams head to the Finals, kicking off May 31, find out which NBA stars sport the most colossal contracts.
Click through to see which athletes are the richest.
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
If you pay any attention to the NBA, then you know the name LeBron James. Fifteen years into his career, James has been to 14 consecutive All-Star Games. Along the way, he’s picked up a net worth of $400 million — thanks in part to a hefty salary and some lucrative endorsement deals.
In 2016, ESPN announced that the Cleveland Cavaliers legend had officially signed a three-year, $100 million contract, making him the highest-paid player in the league at the time.
James averaged 27.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds per game this season.
Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics
2014 All-Star Game MVP Kyrie Irving was enjoying enjoyed a banner year on the court, averaging 24.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds — until he ended up being sidelined for the remainder of the season in April due to knee surgery.
Irving will play out his current contract with the Boston Celtics, which runs through 2019. He’ll earn $21 million in his final year, according to Sports Illustrated. The point guard has a net worth of $35 million.
Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant first turned heads when he left Oklahoma City to sign a two-year contract with the Golden State Warriors before the 2016-17 season. The forward drew even more gasps when he re-signed a year later for a two-year deal worth $53 million, with the first year earning him $25 million — $1.5 million less than the first year of his previous contract, and much less than the $34.5 million maximum he could have earned.
The nine-time All-Star, who has a net worth of $150 million, averaged 26.4 points per game, along with 5.4 assists and 6.8 rebounds.
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
When Anthony Davis signed a five-year extension in 2015 to remain in New Orleans, the estimated $145 million contract was at that time the richest in NBA history. The forward-center has been named an All-Star for five consecutive years, and he scored 52 points in the 2017 All-Star game, earning him his first MVP award.
Davis averaged 28.1 points, 2.3 assists and 11.1 rebounds per game. He has a net worth of $13 million.
Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George is a five-time All-Star and three-time Third Team All-NBA player. He averaged 21.9 points, 3.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game this season.
George was traded to Oklahoma City in June 2017, and although he enters free agency this summer, TNT analyst David Aldridge reported that he will offer the Thunder a chance to re-sign him. His net worth is $20 million.
LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs
In October of 2017, the Spurs signed LaMarcus Aldridge to a $72.3 million extension that will pay him through 2021.
The forward, who has a net worth of $40 million, averaged 23.1 points and two assists per game this season, along with 8.5 rebounds.
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal averaged 22.6 points, 4.5 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game this season. The shooting guard re-signed with the Wizards in 2016, according to Forbes, for a max contract worth $127 million over five years. He repaid the Wizards the following year by leading the team to more wins than the franchise has enjoyed since the 1978-79 season.
Beal, whose net worth is unknown, played his first All-Star game in 2018.
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons
In 2016, the Detroit Pistons invested heavily in Andre Drummond, who averaged 16 rebounds per game this season, offering him a five-year contract at $127 million, according to Forbes. It was the biggest deal in the franchise’s history.
Drummond’s net worth is estimated at $40 million.
Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo is a force to be reckoned with — he racked up an average 23.1 points, 4.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds this season.
In 2016, The Vertical reported that Oladipo signed a four-year contract extension worth $84 million, but his net worth is not publicly known.
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
With a net worth of $100 million, Russell Westbrook is one of the wealthiest athletes in the NBA — and he’s only getting wealthier. In 2017, ESPN reported that the guard signed one of the biggest contracts of 2017 — a five-year, $205 million contract extension with the Thunder.
With 25.4 points, 10.3 assists and 10.1 rebounds per game, the seven-time All-Star averaged a triple-double this season — which he did the year before en route to his first league MVP award.
Goran Dragic, Miami Heat
Native Slovenian and Heat guard Goran Dragic turned down a number of rival teams in 2015 to sign a five-year, $90 million contract — the richest deal of his near-decade long career, according to ESPN.
Dragic averaged 17.3 points per game this season, along with 4.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists. His net worth is unknown.
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
According to Forbes, Stephen Curry was one of the most dramatically underpaid athletes in sports — until, that is, the NBA’s first unanimously voted MVP signed a record-smashing $201 million deal that will pay him through 2022.
The five-time All-Star has a huge endorsement deal with Under Armour, which will only increase his current net worth of $60 million in the years to come. Curry averaged 26.4 points, 6.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game this season.
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Even in the current climate of NBA super contracts, James Harden’s deal stands out.
Not long after Curry signed his historic deal, Harden inked a record-breaking contract extension that will pay the six-time All-Star $228 million through 2023. Pair that with his lucrative endorsement deal with Adidas, and Harden is well on his way to becoming one of the richest athletes of all time.
Few could argue Harden hasn’t earned that gargantuan contract. He led the league in scoring this season, averaging a whopping 30.4 points per game.
Demar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
Demar DeRozan is a four-time All-Star, and he also holds the distinction of being the leading scorer in Raptors franchise history. The shooting guard averaged 23 points, 5.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game this season.
He’s done pretty well off the court, too. In 2016, USA Today reported that he signed the second-biggest deal in league history at the time when he inked a five-year contract worth at least $139 million, making him one of the highest-paid NBA players.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo has a net worth of $40 million — and that number is set to grow thanks to the four-year, $100 million contract extension he signed in 2016.
The power forward — who averaged 26.9 points, 10 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game this season — was an All-Star starter for two consecutive years.
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Joel Embiid’s net worth is unknown. But what is known is that in 2017, the center signed a five-year, $148 million maximum extension contract, which makes him one of the richest NBA players.
The deal was a gamble by the Sixers, who had to weigh Embiid’s extraordinary talent against his propensity for getting injured.
Embiid averaged 22.9 points, 11 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
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Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves
With Jimmy Butler nearing the end of his contract, Timberwolves fans are holding their breaths to learn whether the team will offer Butler a full max extension worth $188 million over five years — according to ESPN — and if so, whether the four-time All-Star guard will accept.
Butler averaged 22.2 points, 4.9 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Three-time All-Star Draymond Green has a net worth of $20 million. Part of the four-man core that represents the lion’s share of the Warriors’ epic payroll, the forward earned a five-year, $82 million extension in 2015 after helping his team to its first NBA title in 40 years.
Last season’s Defensive Player of the Year, Green averaged 11 points, 7.3 assists and 7.6 rebounds per game this season.
Al Horford, Boston Celtics
In 2016, then-free agent Al Horford signed a four-year, $113 million contract with the Celtics after spending nine years in Atlanta. The five-time All-Star instantly paid off, leading Boston to the top of the Eastern Conference during a career year that witnessed him launch 256 3-point attempts — a wide leap from the 65 3-pointers he attempted over the span of his entire eight-year career prior to the start of the season.
This year, Horford averaged 12.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. He has a net worth of $20 million.
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard is riding high on a five-year, $120 million extension that kicked in during the 2016-17 season, according to ESPN. The three-time All-Star guard and 2013 Rookie of the Year recorded 25.2 points and 6.5 assists per game this season.
Lillard earned $24.4 million in salary last year, according to Forbes, and he has a massive portfolio of endorsement deals that will keep him wealthy even without his on-court earnings.
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry has a net worth of $40 million — for now. In 2017, Lowry announced via an essay in The Players’ Tribune that he was staying with Toronto. He eventually agreed to a contract worth $100 million over three years, according to Basketball Insiders.
This season, the guard tallied up 16.2 points, 6.9 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game.
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson, who will earn $18.4 million a year for the next two years, has been an All-Star four seasons in a row.
The guard has been instrumental to the Warriors’ recent success, thanks to numbers like his 20 points per game average and a blistering 44 3-point field goal percentage.
Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Timberwolves already said publicly that the team plans to re-sign Karl-Anthony Towns when he enters free agency this summer, according to the Star Tribune.
The center was drafted No. 1 overall by Minnesota in 2015. Although his future contract is far from written, it will likely be an estimated $150 million maximum deal.
Towns averaged 21.3 points per game and 12.3 rebounds.
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All player statistics are current as of May 25, 2018. All player net worths are sourced from Celebrity Net Worth, unless otherwise noted.